West of Scotland 34 - 25 Selkirk: Clean sweep of victories for West

THE picture is bright down Milngavie way, if events at the weekend are any kind of indication.

Not only did the first team take another giant stride away from the drop zone, the club's other protagonists were also successful. The local clean-sweep featured the seconds beating Hillhead-Jordanhill, the thirds seeing off Marr and the Under-18s ousting Kilmarnock from the age-group cup.

The youth policy of John Beattie and his cohorts is clearly paying dividends. Elliot McLaren and David Young were each on the scoresheet twice as West made sure of victory with a stirring second-half display. Their other counter came from Graham Fisken, while Conor Davis weighed in with a penalty and three conversions.

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The Borderers earned a consolation bonus point for their four-try effort, featuring Martin Murray, Scott Hendrie, Fraser Harkness and Dan Moussa. Hendrie was also on the mark with a penalty and conversion.

Having enjoyed a revival, Selkirk now find themselves back in the danger zone.

Scorers: West of Scotland: Tries: McLaren 2, Young 2, Fisken. Cons: Davis 3. Pen: Davis. Selkirk: Tries: Murray, Hendrie, Harkness, Moussa. Con: Hendrie. Pen: Hendrie.

West of Scotland: C David; A Park, P Murchie, J Kerr, R Dalgleish; C Thwaites, M McConnell; E McLaren, G Bulloch, C Johnston, M Jenkinson, R McAlpine, J Walker, D Young, G Fisken. Subs: D McKenna, R Kelso, A Kennedy, G Dempsey.

Selkirk: F Harkness; D Clapperton, S Hendrie, R Nixon, L Jones; G Craig, M McVie; G Paterson, D Grieve, M Murray, R Aglen, S Willett, N Darling, C Johnston, A Renwick. Subs: D Moussa, J Smyth, S Forrest, R Taylor.